25 May 2021
One of the primary goals of both the juvenile court and the juvenile justice system more broadly is to reduce the likelihood that a youth will reoffend in the future. [...] The use of prevention and intervention services for youth most at risk for re-offense has the potential to positively impact the individual as well as the broader community in terms of decreased crime victimization, reduced incarceration, and reduced time on parole and probation, as well as increased levels of physical and psychological safety for the individual and the community more broadly (Blo. [...] Therefore, continued examination of juvenile justice policies and procedures, and of risk assessment procedures in particular, allows for greater customization and adjustment to align the system with the broader mission of the juvenile justice system. [...] Second, does the dynamic risk factors subscale score of the JCP have a stronger relation to recidivism than the static risk factors subscale score in youth under the age of 15? The interaction between the JCP Dynamic Scale score and age was significant. [...] Further, due to the overrepresentation of people of color within the justice system, it is necessary to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between the rights of the individual and the aims of the justice system and the broader community.